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Balance for Better: A Stocktaking by Women’s Networks in Tamil Nadu

A one-day meeting on the theme Balance for Better was held in ICSA, Chennai on 5 March 2019 in connection with the theme of the international women’s day. A total of 113 participants (62 women and 37 men) took part, including ten women resource persons and four HRF team members. They were from 55 organisations …

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Consultation on Monitoring the Implementation of PWDV Act

As part of the campaign in 2017, Tamil Nadu State Consultation on Monitoring the Implementation of PWDV Act was held on 6 December 2017.  Totally 50 participants including protection officers, service providers, counselors, NGOs and victims participated. In the Inaugural Session Chief Guest’s Address was delivered by Qudsia Gandhi, I.A.S., Former Chairperson & MD, (POWERFIN).  Keynote Address …

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16 Days Activism against Gender Based Violence

Women & Media: Challenges & Solutions 16 Days of activism against gender based violence is an annual international campaign from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). It is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the …

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Status of women with reference to gender based violence in Tamil Nadu

Fact sheet: Status of women with reference to gender based violence in Tamil Nadu Introduction There is an alarming growth in the cases of violence against women all over the world. Around the globe, at least one woman in every three has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Most often …

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Widows dogged by pension woes

Widows dogged by pension woes Complex procedures increase the ordeals of widows who are unable to avail their pension. It’s been four years since Radhika, a resident of Perambur, applied for a widow certificate to be able to avail pension under the social security scheme. However, despite frequent visits to the local tahsildars, office, she …

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